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Recommendations to the Board

The Board receives recommendations from a variety of sources from the ICANN community, including advice from the Advisory Committees as set forth in Article 12 of ICANN's Bylaws.

This page provides information on the status of advice to the Board from the Advisory Committees identified below:

  • At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
  • Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)
  • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Actions and updates on advice from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) is not currently included on this page. Please refer to GAC Advice Scorecards adopted from time to time by the Board on the GAC website. Most recently, the Board adopted the GAC Advice from the ICANN57 Hyderabad Communique.

Latest Advice to the ICANN Board

As of 31 May 2017 (since previous month end)

Advisory Committee

Advice Document

At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)

Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC)


Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC)

Advice Status

As of 31 May 2017

The Board Advice Status Report [PDF | XLSX] provides status and details of related resolutions as well as the resulting implementation actions for information on advice items issued by the ALAC, RSSAC, and SSAC since 2010.

Advice items are categorized as follows:

  • Open – Under Review: ICANN review of the item is in process. ICANN is working to understand and evaluate any actionable items.
  • Open – In Implementation: Board consideration is complete and implementation of advice item is ongoing.
  • Open – Pending Closure: This Item has either been implemented and is pending confirmation by the Advice Provider or the Item contains no action for the Board and is pending confirmation by the Advice Provider.
  • Closed: This item has been processed as much as is relevant and is considered complete; no work is outstanding from the perspective of Board Advice (note that related implementation work may have been integrated into ICANN's ongoing operations or other initiatives).

Below is a summary of the status of advice items by advice provider since 2010 to the present. (Note most advice documents contain multiple advice items)

Status of Advice Items (# items)





Open – Under Review





Open – In Implementation





Open – Pending Closure*










Total Number of Advice Items





*We expect fifty-five (55) items to not require further board action, and are in the "Open - Pending Closure" Phase, pending confirmation from the Advice Provider.

Historical Advice

In October 2016, ICANN issued a status report to the ALAC, RSSAC and SSAC on historical advice to the ICANN Board issued between 2010 and mid-2015. The Board's status reports on historical items can be found below. Updated Status on all items can be found in the reports listed above.

  • At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) (19 October 2016) [PDF]
  • Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) (19 October 2016) [PDF]
  • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) (19 October 2016) [PDF]

Important note: The Board Resolutions are as reported in the Board Meeting Transcripts, Minutes & Resolutions portion of ICANN's website. Only the words contained in the Resolutions themselves represent the official acts of the Board. The text provided in this database explaining Resolutions is an interpretation that has no official authority and does not represent the purpose behind the Board actions, nor does any explanation or interpretation modify or override the Resolutions themselves. Resolutions can only be modified through further action by the ICANN Board.